MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Asst - Multidisciplinary Brain Metastasis Clinic in Houston, Texas

Physician Assistants at MD Anderson Cancer Center partner with physicians in achieving excellence in oncology patient care. In 2015, MD Anderson surpassed 300 physician assistants, and that number continues to grow as more departments come to rely on the skills, knowledge and abilities of physician assistants to ensure that the highest quality of care is delivered to all patients.

Physician Assistant opportunity in our Multidisciplinary Brain Metastasis Clinic. Ideal candidate will be PA with at least one year of experience as an APP. Previous experience in medical oncology or neurology related field is preferred. The patient population includes adults only.

SUMMARY

To promote, provide and maintain patient care under physician supervision for patients with cerebral metastasis in the Multidisciplinary Brain Metastasis Clinic (Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Medical Oncology).

ACCESS

Interacts with referring physicians and patients in order to obtain the medical information necessary to ensure the appropriate, timely and efficient entry of highly complex and/or special patients into the Brain Metastasis Center. This activity will include assisting the Business Center staff to screen referrals for appropriateness of care and reviewing completed new patient consult materials in order to request additional information needed for specific patients.

Assists in the referral/consult process for highly complex patients by directing referrals to appropriate service and treatment modality.

Serves as a resource for Business Center Staff.

ASSESSMENT

Conduct initial and ongoing physical examinations including comprehensive neurological examinations based on age and diagnosis, and psychological status.

Facilities communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team.

PLANNING

Develop and manage clinical treatment plans, monitor outcomes, and initiate appropriate care. Use appropriate judgment to work autonomously and collaborate with the healthcare team to manage patient care throughout the continuum in a variety of settings.

IMPLEMENTATION

Order consultations for ancillary services. Order diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures in a timely manner. Dictate specific notes as directed by supervising physicians and departments.

EVALUATION

Promote quality health care through integration of current research into practice. Personally reviews radiographs and results dictated by radiologist. Contributes to the research efforts of the departments and applies pertinent research to clinical practice.

EDUCATION:

Required: Graduate of a Physician Assistant training program approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: None.

Preferred: One year experience as a clinical APP in medical oncology or neurology related field.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

MAY BE REQUIRED : Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position requires working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic). Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements.

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